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How to Build a Computer that Meets Your Needs? It's Easier Than You Think.

Want to build your own computer? Use this resource to find the best motherboard; to discover what is RAM; to find CPU speed comparisons; to review the best computer parts and components for your system build; to find the best drives, cooling systems, cases (and more) and to follow a step-by-step detailed guide on how to build a computer.

Build your own computer?

Why not just drop by your local computer store and pick one up?

The primary reason is that you will learn more about how computers operate and become more knowledgeable about troubleshooting and optimizing your system for your specific needs.

Additionally, because will save money! Yes, even though the price of computers is relatively cheap now compared to some years ago, part of the reason for that is that many computers are considered almost 'throw-away' after a year or two - because they weren't configured for your specific needs and for future demands. But, when you build your own system you add value to the process and can build a computer that will last for many years (I have numerous computers and one that is still fully functional and 12 years old).

  • So I really want to emphasize that you can save money: with careful planning. Over the years I have saved 1000s of dollars by building my own computers.
  • Want proof that you can save a lot of money? Then click here and I'll prove it to you.
  • You will be proud after building it with your own hands.
  • You can get exactly what you want in your computer - the advantage of custom-building.
  • You can be assured that when you need to upgrade, you are not locked into any proprietary components that a lot of companies use.
  • No more dealing with computer support lines. If something goes wrong, you will have the knowledge you need to fix it, and the understanding of how to do it.

build your own computerGetting started can be the hardest part, but you can benefit from my experience. I will take you through step by step using easy to understand language. Once you have been through the process you will have no problem making sense of all the jargon and hardware.

So where do you begin? There are thousands of computer terms, hundreds of different parts and computer peripherals out there, and making sense of it all seems like a daunting task.

There is one thing that you have to keep in mind, it's really not all that hard.

This site will help you to...

  • Understand each component that goes into a computer: from identifying the right motherboard to the best CPU for your system(and the knowledge from CPU speed comparisons - and what speed gives you).
  • Troubleshoot your computer problems once you've built your computer.
  • Select the best computer components and parts for your build or upgrade. For example, choose computer input and output devices that best meet your needs.
  • Find online resources for information and/or for purchasing computer parts and devices. For example, if you need information on computer hardware and you live in the U.S., you can find a good amount of information from Tom's Hardware.

This site will also teach you as much of the jargon as possible, in easy to understand ways. However, in case you come across a word you don't remember (for example, 'what is RAM'), check out the Glossary of Computer Terminology.

On each page you will find computer hardware with information, pictures, computer hardware reviews, and recommendations. These hardware pages will teach you how the different parts of a computer work, and what to look for when you are ready to make a purchase.

These pages are your computer guide and are a great place to start if you are looking to build a custom computer. They will give you a solid background and help you to understand what the hardware components are and how they work.

If you have questions on a particular component, or need a hand troubleshooting something on your existing PC, just go to the contact page and send an email. We will always try to get back to you as soon as we can.

One of the primary reasons to build a computer is that you want to save money, and so we've provided information on inexpensive or cheap computer hardware that will still get the job done right.

Another primary reason to "build my own computer" is to custom-design and specify a system that will uniquely fit your needs; not all pre-assembled systems provide exactly what you want or need (or if they provide it, it is at a significant cost). Learning how to build your own computer will get you exactly what you want, at the best price possible.

So, to get started, you can do one of two things.

  1. If you are already familiar with all the parts needed to build your own computer, then jump right into the step-by-step computer guide and build your own computer.

  2. Otherwise, start reading about what actually goes into building a customized system for your specific needs. We recommend that you start with the information on motherboards, but feel free to start wherever you are most comfortable.

So what are you waiting for? Jump into the computer world with the confidence (and the support of this site) to build your own computer; you'll do just fine.


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"First've got the best how-to site I've stumbled across.

You explain everything in terms any newbie like me can understand. Thank you.

I've learned recently (out of necessity) to do some of my own computer repairs and upgrades but I feel I would be better served to build my own computer set up from scratch for what I do.

There are plenty of cool work and time saving programs and add ons out there but my current computer runs too slow to really use them to their full potential. I plan to build my own system; I'll let you know how it goes."

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